The Transportation Security Admin. (TSA) has primary responsibility for ensuring the security of civil aviation. In Dec. 2005, TSA revised its prohibited items list to allow passengers to carry on board: (1) metal scissors with pointed tips a a blade 4Ai or less in length; a (2) tools, such as pliers, screwdrivers, a wrenches 7Ai or less in length. This report addresses the following questions: What was TSAAis basis for removing certain scissors a tools from the prohibited items list a what are stakeholder views on the change? What have been the impacts, if any, of the removal of certain scissors a tools from the prohibited items list on the security of aircraft passengers a flight crew a on the effectiveness of checkpoint screening operations? Illustrations.Most Aviation Industry Stakeholders We Contacted Supported TSAa#39;s Changes to the Prohibited Items List The majority (9 of 13) of the ... may carry other items onboard an aircraft (such as glass bottles, pens, and sharpened credit cards) that may also be used as weapons. ... could be successfully implemented because scissors have bladed edges and pointed tips and therefore can be used as knives, anbsp;...
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